Junk electroacoustics. Industrial springs, nails, bowed and scraped metals, and a small collection of electronics and modules are used in a subtle double layered performance. Topics: Noise, Electroacoustic, Minimalism Source: Two aodl private sets
Eucci's tiny sounds take us to the beach - three beaches in fact - and then into the mountains for three variations on a summer storm. Rain, sun, piers, lakes, joy, sea, nostalgia, and longing sink and sing beneath the currents. Remastered, January 2011 Topics: Mechanical, Nature, Electroacoustic, Minimalism
The Strawhill Variations, based on "Strawhill and Strawjob" by J.Shell and Fay Marcy for Eucci. Bare elements stripped and combed to hit. "UDD" (Conswala,Buzzl), originally commissioned for Kate Cheuffer's "Projects for Prisons" (2002), subterranean recordings, found tape, and the luxury of sleeping on bare cold steel. Topics: Mechanical, Microsound, Isolationism, Minimalism, Clicks+Cuts
Heartache? Nostalgia? Unintended sessions open old tapes and ideas in this quiet feature length release where even tape hiss becomes an instrument. Featuring the North Rutherford Chamber Society (friends of the ELW and participants in Fay Marcy's Rapid Composure Series), Sackcloth and Ashes, and a reconstructed moment from the unfinished radio play sessions, Piano Rose. "October Flake Eyes" was described by one listener as "near the four most beautiful minutes of my life". Topics: Ambient, Electroacoustic, Minimalism, 20th Century Classical
Piano, prepared electric piano and tape variations of "tah'naer", a composition for piano, hospital, and typewriters by J.Shell. tah'naer: Jeff Shell (Scream Sheet Studios, 1995) Halo Variation: Fay Marcy (Halo Auditorium, 1999) LGL Variation: Jeff Shell for Eucci (Eucci Pierpont 2005) Halo + LGL Variations: Jeff Shell (Eucci Pierpont 2005) Topics: Mechanical, 20th Century Classical, tape collage, Minimalism, Musique Concrete Source: Piano, prepared electric piano, typewriters, hospitals, tape, machines
Up one path and down the other. Four tracks by Jeff Shell and Cybele Roland for The Audio ELW, recorded late 1999. "Resurrection Restraint" recombines the soundtracks for the Unusual Restraint paintings and may be seen as a precursor to Eucci with its sparse analog production. "Sleeper #4721" is exactly what it says it is, with a bonus trip to the market. "A Misaligned Coil" and "A Violent Compression" basically untouched from their appearance on the long... Topics: field recordings, low power electronics, analog, minimalism, musique concrete, electroacoustic
After the subterranean claustrophobia installations have been put away and the champagne epics have ended, Eucci returns with a fresh fuzzy electronic beatfilled beast. Throbbing basses, punchy kicks, dreamy rhodes, scintillating thumb pianos, humming organs, and melted scattered drums all contribute to this fine piece in the unofficial line of Ofiliasc [rive056], Dirty Modern Tapes [rive052], and Storm Summer Sunhill [notype 105]. Recorded at Eucci Sunhil, July 2010 - Jan 2012. Topics: minimal, minimal techno, idm, house, minimalism, detroit, dub, chill, ambient
Another luxury urban environment from those halcyon days of Luxury Spring 2004, finally seeing the light of the world as part of Eucci Year 20 (y20). All generated sounds this time, unlike "apt." An hour long bus ride through the old neighborhoods or down the canyons; an hour long meditation from high above Meredith Street; an hour for you to make your own; an hour with a silvery shower in its shuffling middle. Finest ambient drones and generations from the world that spring. Topics: ambient, Electroacoustic, Minimalism, drone, evolving, minimal, electronic, longing
Leftover raw materials that never turned into finished products of their own. Real instruments, heavily modified field recordings, generated sounds, series and transformations, and unknown abuses. 'Raw Cotton' offers a glimpse into some of the raw production processes and previously uncollected thoughts and designs. Undated material, 2000-2005. Collected and remastered at Eucci Pierpont, late 2005. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Electroacoustic, Minimalism, Improv, Clicks+Cuts, tape collage, Process
It started as a variation on variation 18 on a theme of Paganini, starting Summer 2010. For the following year, Jeffrey Shell, Kate Cheuffer, and Fay Marcy passed their own variations around. Theme of a variation for three players, two pianos, and a continental divide. Recorded Summer 2010-Summer 2011, KCMC + Eucci Sunhil. Topics: piano, champagne music, paganini, 20th century classical, minimalism, piano, prepared piano, minimal
Another Eucci travel piece - "Finest wintertime desolation - our favorite summertime town in winter, with summer houses empty and fields, marshes, and water's edges replaced by snow and ice. Underneath bare skies where the smallest sounds carry on for miles and miles. Almost an entirely different place, with such a strong and contrasting beauty compared to the heights of the summer season." Built from field recordings at LGL Point, captured by Jeff Shell, Cybele Roland, and Kate... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: minimalism, electroacoustic, musique concrete, field recordings, microsound, winter, drone, frigid,...
Blips, bleeps, horns, banks, scratches, and occasional environmental sounds make up this installation recording of the Eucci 'Table Stories' composition. Straightforward electroacoustic with a touch of musique concrete. For Mark and Lee. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Avantgarde, Minimalism, 20th Century Classical, Electroacoustic, Musique concrete Source: Table Shoulders Installation, Pierpont November 2005
Scenes from a life that inspired a summer catalog collection. Jeff Shell's Eucci brings banjo, rhodes, aggressive leads, and more and runs it through the minimalist musique concrete tape machine, bringing a cut up and softly distorted sound to faintly recognizable objects and a touch of bluegrass. Percussion, pops, and dusty instruments swarm around your ears like summer dreams in urban parks. Banjo by Kate Cheuffer Remastered and re-encoded by Sunhil, November 2009 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Banjo Tune, Minimalism, Broken Beats, Tape Collage, Bluegrass, Musique concrete
Gritty environmental recordings. Cities, inner spaces, pianos, and sparse electronics fill out an intimate atmosphere of longing, memory, and aesthetic perfection. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 20th Century Classical, Field recording, tape collage, Minimalism, New York, solo piano Source: New York City, Merediths, Halo District.
Six hours compressed into one. Performance for a usually [but not always] empty apartment. Ambient sounds from high above South Temple, luxury spring 2004. Mixed, mastered, and released in full for Eucci y20, January 2014. Using binaural microphones through a minidisc recorder plugged directly into the computer, I set the machine to record for 1 hour each morning over the course of one week in spring 2004, typically as I was about to leave for work. The sounds of an empty apartment and city... Topics: field recordings, minimalism, field recording, apartment, spring, luxury spring 2004, city, urban Source: South Temple Street, Salt Lake City. Spring 2004.
Finest curated performance and installation piece for what still should have been our Saturday, recorded on site for exhibition. "The Mercer Installation" is a new subterranean rendering of "The Mercer [rive045]" for The KCMC Spring/Summer Collection 2011. "The tension of strings, the shifting of plates, a hint of piano and shortwave broadcasts. While in the room I thought I heard the choirs of Kilauea and felt the dread of old city tunnels." - RF Topics: Installation, Dark Ambient, Earth Ambient, Tectonic, Minimalism, Prepared Piano, Tripwires,...